Mt Pleasant House
The brief for this home was for alterations and additions to be completed on a modest, single level, three bedroom, weatherboard home. The result is a home indistinguishable from the original - all linings, claddings and windows have been replaced and the house has been transformed into a unique, multifunctional four level luxury residence. The use of the change in levels has been an effective way to add accommodation within the tight boundaries of the site and also to create useful and attractive outside spaces from the main living areas.
The striking and consistently white interior accentuates the colours of the landscape seen through the windows and doors. Far from being boring, the monochrome spaces are calm and beautiful and bring order to the complex, non-linear compact plan.
These improvements allowed the home to win the 2013 ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards in both the Residential Interiors and Residential Alterations & Additions categories.